Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Caloric Intake

I am attempting to consume 2500 calories per day in an effort to maintain my current weight while breast feeding. What I am finding is that, even trying, eating more than 2000 calories is really hard! Even on days where I eat breakfast, second breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert on top of snacking.

Calories total: 2287
Calories after breastfeeding: 1787

Calories total: 1849
Calories after breastfeeding: 1339

Calories total: 2338
Calories after breastfeeding: 1838

Calories total: 2387
Calories after breastfeeding: 1887

Calories total: 1944
Calories after breastfeeding: 1444

Calories total: 1486
Calories after breastfeeding: 986

Calories total: 1750
Calories after breastfeeding: 1250

In a roughly a week I did not manage to meet my goal of 2500 calories a single time. In fact, I even managed not/barely to break 1000 on a few occasions. Ugh! And I'm not a health nut eating only fat free sugar free bird food. My diet consists of meat and cheeses and even fast food. How the hell do people manage to eat more than 2000 calories by accident?

Example Meal Plan:

2 servings of oatmeal
1 serving of Chai latte

Second Breakfast
1 serving of waffles with butter and maple syrup
1 serving of chocolate milk

An everything Bagel with cream cheese

Grilled cheese sandwich on buttermilk bread

1 1/2 servings of pork potstickers
1 serving of white rice
2 servings of sugar snap peas

1 coconut popsicle

1-2 servings pita chips with hummus
1-2 servings of rice cakes
4 servings of Fig Newtons

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